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Virtual Leaflets

As we run a virtual office, we thought we'd run a virtual leaflet drop too, as an information point for members and non-members alike.  ...

March 31, 2020

Member news

Do you have news to share?  Send us your press releases and we will be happy to post them as a blog here on our website.*...

March 31, 2020

Member news: Do you process personal data via your website?

If the answer is YES – how do you make it safe?  Invest in an easy to understand e-book style guide called: WordPress and the Data Protection & Privacy Legislation Including Direct Marketing by Nigel Hellewell from eNaycH....

October 28, 2019

Sir Tim Smit KBE keynote speaker for AGM

We are pleased to present Sir Tim Smit KBE as keynote speaker for our AGM on 6 Nov 19, with his presentation: The coming of the second agricultural revolution & how J27 can become a shop window to the world....

October 25, 2019

Partner Event: Recruitment Event for Employers by DWP

Jobcentre Plus, in association with a range of partners, are holding a recruitment event at The Park Hotel on 6 November 2019 9.30 - 11.30am. To book direct, please contact Tony George by email....

October 13, 2019

Sustainability Day - Talking Rubbish with Viridor

Climate change and the environment are key concerns for many business owners & #SustainabilityWeek this week is an ideal time to highlight it.  To ensure that businesses in Northern Devon are at the forefront of change and able to do their part, we are supporting a Sustainability Day with our Business Associates, Viridor and kindly hosted by Great Torrington School....

October 11, 2019

Chamber Director weds

The Chamber is thrilled to congratulate one of it's Directors, Sarah Page, on her wedding earlier this month.  We've been hearing of the plans for the forthcoming event of the year as Sarah has shared how she was getting on at our Board meetings each month and we are pleased to say the day went without a hitch....

September 26, 2019

North Devon Enterprise Centre - Meet the Contractor

Are you able to supply labour & materials to contractors?  If so, then ISG are holding a Meet the Contractor event for the new North Devon Enterprise Centre to be built in Barnstaple on Wednesday 9 October 2019 10am - 4pm....

September 20, 2019

Event Report: Meet the Neighbour with Somerset Chamber

The Chambers came together to enjoy the last of the summer sun over a networking lunch yesterday.  Members and other businesses of North Devon through Barnstaple Chamber met with Somerset Chamber Members in another of our Meet the Neighbour events....

September 19, 2019

BIPC Startup Day at Barnstaple Library

Are you thinking of starting a business?  Maybe you're unsure how to take the leap.  If so, then the Business & Intellectual Property Centre's Startup Day at Barnstaple Library is where you can find out more, or get the encouragement you need to make a start....

September 14, 2019

World Social Media Day & FREE Digital Marketing training

Today is Social Media Day.  It’s also a chance to talk about Social Media, how did it permeate our lives (admittedly some more than others) and news of FREE Training on how can we use it better for business....

June 30, 2019

A tribute to Mr Peter Brend

People from all over North Devon and beyond came together today to celebrate the life of key local figure Peter Brend Snr of Brend Hotel Group, who passed away on 2 June 2019 aged 61....

June 24, 2019

Event: International Trade after Brexit

Confused about how Brexit will affect export for your business?  Petroc have a free event in association with Plymouth University to help answer your questions....

February 24, 2019

Announcing our NxtGen Meetup

The Chamber is committed to encouraging a new generation of business leaders in North Devon. Therefore, we are launching a new sub-group of the Chamber in order to offer the next generation the support and contacts they require to flourish in business. What:    NxtGen Meetup When:   Friday 14 September 2018 at 5.30pmWhere: Park Hotel...

August 14, 2018

Laid Back Business

The Chamber holds quarterly networking events at Lilicos on the Square in Barnstaple.  These follow a laid back approach in a relaxed atmosphere; the perfect event for anyone, whether first time networkers or seasoned pros!  Our next one is Thursday 26 July 2018 at 5.30pm....

July 26, 2018

Libraries Unlimited seek new Financial Trustee

An interesting opportunity to join Libraries Unlimited Board of Trustees to help shape their modern, innovative and vibrant library service for the people of Devon and Torbay.  As an independent charity established in 2016, Libraries Unlimited are looking for an experienced and qualified independent financial trustee to join their diverse Board....

July 16, 2018

Flying Fish Artists Vintage Tea Party

Chamber member Flying Fish Artists are holding a Vintage Tea Party on Saturday 14 July 2018, 2 - 4.30pm at Abbotsham Village Hall.    As a charitable organisation, through the use of art as therapy their aim is to enhance and promote the mental health of people in the Devon area, and specifically support the resilience and recovery of those experiencing mental ill health. We also aim to challenge perceptions of mental ill health through the work t...

July 14, 2018

Chamber Clinic

The Chamber runs quarterly Clinics, an opportunity for a free 30 min session of business advice.  This month we are offering a chance for a follow up with Nigel Hellewell of eNaycH Data Protection & Privacy Consultants, after the GDPR & Privacy legislation came into force in May of this year. This is another chance to put your questions to him on how it affects you and your business....

July 13, 2018

Staff promotions at Thomas Westcott

Thomas Westcott announce senior promotions for two of their rising stars at their Barnstaple office.  Catherine Brown (pictured centre left) is now a Director at our firm whilst David Cresswell(right) has been promoted to junior Partner.The two, based in the Barnstaple office, have been with the firm since their trainee days, with David joining in 2005 and Catherine in 2006.  David and Catherine say they are proud to be recognised by their employers in this way and are l...

July 10, 2018

Flying Fish Artists seeking new Trustees

The benefits of volunteering have long been established and an opportunity has arisen for at least two Trustee positions with Flying Fish Artists, a local charity supporting mental health.  Unveiling their mural at North Devon District Hospital last month Patron, Peter Heaton-Jones, commented "Flying Fish is all about promoting the therapeutic benefits of art – both its actual creation and the social aspect of the process . . . it's an honour to be Patron of Flying Fish and to s...

July 3, 2018

We've had a brand refresh

So, to follow our own advice about good business practice, we've had a spruce up of our branding to make sure we are consistent across the board.  There is a little more to it than that as we have actually had a review of our back office systems too, as we couldn't believe that it was 2015 since we last had a major review - doesn't time fly when you're having fun!  ...

June 30, 2018

New tech sector support for North Devon

Digital ND launches to nurture and promote digital tech businesses in Northern Devon.  This new group has been formed to promote the work of technology businesses headquartered in northern Devon.  Take a look at their website if you have questions and visit their Get involved page to sign up for your FREE membership.Digital Northern Devon launched with an event at Petroc College of Further and Higher Education attended by over thirty representatives of the area’s ...

April 16, 2018

Your Digital Toolkit 2018

Join us at this inspiring event and benefit from a morning filled with thought-provoking ideas, digital trends and useful tips and tools!  Delivered in jargon-free language, the event is aimed at non-techie, small to medium-sized businesses that are interested in how to practically apply the latest in digital technology. This free-to-attend event will explore how the face of work will change over the next 5-10 years: New technologies for small businessesBenefits of flexible workingThe ...

November 15, 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017

We are pleased to say tickets are now open for our AGM this year and our theme is Waste and our Environment. We have two presentations following the AGM:  Talking Rubbish - Saving You Money! by Sarah Joy of Viridor Environmental Pioneers by Andy Bell of  North Devon Biosphere  There will be an in an interactive session facilitated by Viridor, so we look forward to an engaging evening learning more about where we live and our impact on it. We are grateful t...

November 6, 2017

British Chambers of Commerce Workforce Survey 2017

British Chambers of Commerce have released the results of their Workforce Survey 2017. It is divided into three parts and below we provide a summary of each, along with the link to read more and download the full report for each section.  Impact of employment costs  This reveals that pensions auto-enrolment, the National Living Wage and the Apprenticeship Levy have increased the cost base of businesses, and could lead to reduced opportunities for investment and wage growth.  Furth...

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